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Rainbow Animal Rescue NC
Halifax County Public Health System Animal Rescue and Adoption Center
Halifax County Pet Adoption Center, NC
54 Dogpound Road
NC 27839
Phone: 252-883-6413
Rainbow Animal Rescue of NC
P.O. Box 972
Roanoke Rapids
NC 27870
Tax ID # 20-0241166

We are short staffed and are only setting up appointments for approved adopters to come and meet our dogs. We are sorry that we do not have the staff to operate normal opening hours for viewing to the general public like we used to. If you are interested in adopting PLEASE fill out an application. This will confirm you meet our conditions and gives us an idea about what type of dog you are looking for. It helps eliminate wasted time for everyone involved. We DO NOT do on the spot adoptions at our facility or at events.

The Adoption Center is at 54 Dogpound Road, Halifax, just off 903 near the 4H facility, first building on the right.


Adoptions will be handled by appointment.

Rainbow Animal Rescue NC is a no-kill rescue that takes animals from county stray dog pounds, and homes that can no longer look after them. The dogs stay in foster homes around the Roanoke Rapids area or at our new Animal Rescue and Adoption Center looked after by our volunteers based in North Eastern NC, until they find a suitable home.

If you can home, foster or move these pets to another rescue please e-mail: for information about the dogs

If you would like to foster a dog or cat (give it a temporary home) please click here to fill out our Foster Home Application form.

Please email us to schedule a time to meet your newest family member. If you would like to meet more than one pet when you visit, this can be arranged.

You can help us speed up the adoption process by completing our Adoption Application Form

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

We have so many calls our voice mail is often full. You can text but with so many texts it is hard to respond. We have 400+ applications at this time. We do look at each one, but as unpaid volunteers with jobs (we have to pay our bills) and families (yes, we have those too), we are limited in how quickly we can process them. A lot of time is spent with messaging. It is best to fill out the Adoption Application Form.

  • Our adoptions are not first-come, first-served. Adoptions are based on what is best for the individual animal.
  • Starting April 1, 2021 adoptions are $175 for dogs over 7 months and starting $200 for puppies 7 months and under, which includes updated vaccinations, heartworm testing (over 6 months), spay/neuter as required, and microchipping.
  • We do vet checks, reference checks, and home checks as well as background checks for pit bulls and pit mixes.
  • Our animals are inside family members and are not to be left alone outside.
  • We try very hard to have the animals socialized so they can become loving family members. But it is hard to do since we have had to stop the 'pack walks' due to COVID.
  • Many of our animals have been abandoned, abused, etc. and must have families that will be patient and give the animal time to adjust.
  • Any animal that does not work out for whatever reason must be returned to a member of Rainbow Animal Rescue. They cannot be turned over to Animal Control, SPCA, etc.
  • Remember dogs cannot be left unattended in the yard. Especially small dogs - hawks, eagles, owls and other birds of prey see them as dinner.
  • Any other animals living with the family must be inside animals (i.e., cats).
  • All other animals must be neutered/spayed.

Rainbow Animal Rescue, NC